Two and a half million years ago our ancestors left the trees and ventured out into the planet’s harshest terrains. For millions of years we withstood droughts and ice ages to not only survive, but to become the dominant species on Earth. Could we do it again? The Great Human Race challenges archeologist Bill Schindler and survival expert Cat Bigney to live as our most primitive ancestors did. Following in the footsteps of the earliest humans, they journey across the globe, and survive using only the tools available to man in a certain chapter of history. Facing the same obstacles and limitations as our ancestors, they must evolve in order to stay alive. The show ultimately answers one question: Does modern man still have what it takes to survive…The Great Human Race?